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I Dont Have That Picture Perfect Family

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    I'm Not Sure Anyone Does

    My mother is overbearing and tactless, and has been married and divorced 3 times. My father is an alcoholic and a chronic depressive. One of my younger brothers cured himself of a drug problem and hops from job to job, and my other brother is a pothead with a smart mouth who...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Family Aye

    since my nan died my family has literally broken in half, it's crazy how one person can hold so much together. there feels like there's no reason for celebration anymore. My dad's left his ex who was a complete ***** to him but in all fairness, he only left her cause he met...
    peopleshouldsmilemore peopleshouldsmilemore 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    ...and It Only Gets Worse

    I come from a long line of alcoholics, most of my family doesnt speak to one another on good terms, my grandfather speaks to the household with disrespect and name-calling, my father chose not to know me, I've been physically and emotionally abused my whole life. The worse part...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    More Like A Garage Sale Picture

    My family is not even close to the typical American family, whatever the heck that is. No my clan is partially made up of a diverse group of people from college graduates to addicts and alcoholics and pretty much everything in between. Some of them are nothing more than a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    And That Is All I Long For.

    I dont need the big fancy house and the car, the lavish job. All i really ever wanted was that happy family. i know people argue. but i wanted that loving family. i wanted a husband and at least two kids. i have been married for 4 years now, still no kids and it is killing me...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Perfect Picture

    I always wanted a picture of my parents, my husband & myself taken by a professional.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 19, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have a huge, caring, supportive extended family! I have eight siblings, seven in-laws, and one ex-in-law that is still close to the family (and to my sister). At last count I...
    usedchild usedchild 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    I have a step family from my step dad. They have a lil high nose. They are germans. My dad's mother is 94 still strong and the father is 88. Since i came here in Oz, they want me...
    Kaaaaaaaamm Kaaaaaaaamm 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    Just my immediate family is 7 kids andy parents are still together. My cousins and my parents families were big too. Around the same haha. I have a big family tree lol
    sarahjade123 sarahjade123 13-15, F Mar 27

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    I feel like my first relative when he comes round he's more apart of my family then I am....I feel so left out and hurt that I sit on my own most of the time...I don't even feel...
    pardz pardz 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    It would be really nice to go to a zoo with a guy I like :) it would be so much fun. The date would be better if it wasn't perfect. I like all the little annoying things to happen...
    Trustmeimaunicorn Trustmeimaunicorn 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    It's easy to point at my mother as the "bad guy" out of my parents. After all, she was the one who was constantly yelling, cussing at us, saying she hated us and wanted to leave us...
    mindofmaster mindofmaster 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    My whole family are such judgmental ******. Even though I'm not gay, I support it. The rest of my family hates it and calls me stupid and stuff like that every time I try to defend...
    sarahjade123 sarahjade123 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I come from a broken family and am also guilty of breaking my own up more than once, or twice. I can only hope that my children will understand, somehow, that it is better to break...
    MysticalSkeptical MysticalSkeptical 41-45 Apr 2

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    My family is really dysfunctional and it sucks. It's just one of the many things that contribute to my depression. We go to a therapist and she makes things worse. Today, I found...
    just1a2girl3 just1a2girl3 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    My family is ****** and the only thing I'm counting on is a college to accept me far far away from my family so I won't ever have to deal with such evil people.
    tolii tolii 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    My mom hates that I tell my boyfriend everything. She calls me stupid for letting him in my life. I love my bf I've known him for so many years and I feel so comfortable talking to...
    wtgs16 wtgs16 18-21, F Mar 19

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    I'm sitting here at my aunts funeral. The place is packed. I'm surprised I'm not crying because I'm usually a very emotional person. I think part of the reason is she was cremated...
    meghan888 meghan888 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    It's just what it is. A family you can never bind together cuz of pride, hate, envy and so much things going on. Just like that.
    DarkSoul07 DarkSoul07 22-25, F a week ago

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    I hate my family beyond belief. My mom is essentially bipolar and has verbally and emotionally abused me for years. Sometimes I really don't know how to deal with this.
    hadeion hadeion 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    He everyone i just want to give a quick testimonial! About 2 months ago I got started with a company and so far in the 2 months I have made $6,414!! Its so simple and if you...
    lkowalski1821 lkowalski1821 22-25, F Mar 19

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    I have two kids, one from a past ex fiancé and one from a current boyfriend. My first child is half black and half white, my second is black and Mexican. I am not married to my...
    Curvzahead Curvzahead 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I have a narcissistic mother in law who hates me. My husband went no contact 18 months ago. She keeps guilt tripping & manipulating family members to persuade husband to reconcile...
    l2thedoublej l2thedoublej 26-30, F Mar 24

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    my family is da worst. when I get home from school I get yelled at for no reason. I'll get waked in the middle of the night if they get board. I have to do everything since there...
    SweetAlone13 SweetAlone13 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    My great great aunt used to boil sausages in an electric kettle. My great great uncle used to fly over from Australia to nail dead herrings to the gates of my grandmothers house...
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    34, 19, 33.... I have an hourglass figure and I'm very happy about it.. My main body hang up is how skinny I am (UK 4-6, US 0-2) and being hourglass shaped is my body's saving...
    ebonykisses ebonykisses 18-21, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have a cousin that he's mother left them my youngest cousin is like my son it's i baseliy rised him scene he was a baby he's 4 know
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F Mar 21

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    When my mom died two years ago my aunt her sister took her wedding ring off her finger and gave it to my grandma without us knowing when we found out and asked for it back they...
    MsNevermore MsNevermore 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I don't get along with my mom at all. See, my parents got separated 1 year ago and ever since I have wanted to move in with my dad (my mom used to be, and frankly still is, very...
    anonymous552 anonymous552 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I have a annoying familie, my mom doesn't play with me just the little kids and my brothers are mean to me but my mom doesn't beilev me be coz they lye and say they aren't and my...
    Annamiya Annamiya 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Even though you are my step mother, you have cared for me more than someone who is supposed to love me from birth. Appreciate the people who will love and nurture you, out of the...
    katrinapaytonxo katrinapaytonxo 22-25, F Apr 9

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    My older siblings always doubt me telling me to look for a full time job ! I'm only 19 I try so hard! I'm just part time but I need to focus on a career , either one of them don't...
    ss68 ss68 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I had a flashback today, I was five and my great great aunt had come to stay, (she was 102), she wore a hearing aid on her chest that you had to roar into, for example "DEAR OLD...
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    so basically i just moved back in with my mom and this one uncle and his cousin are living with my mom and i absoultely hate it. they have made my mom believe that only eating...
    aleeta47 aleeta47 16-17, F Mar 28

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    My parents are very base creatures. My sisters are more or less average with their flaws naturally. There is not much communication or desire for communication between us...
    Arcadeus Arcadeus 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    36-24-36! (((: .................
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Can I fool around with my second cousin? So I met a second cousin for the first time a few months ago... My uncle re married and his wife has a grandson my age... Making him my...
    AlexanderX AlexanderX 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Is there no one whose a nudist mom themselves that understands me please if there any mom out there like me talk to Me
    Lostandbrokenwillfly Lostandbrokenwillfly 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    suffocation. I can't escape the constant remarks and glares. the little insults fill my head. madness. I understand I'm not the best daughter. but at least I try to be.
    maggieee5086 maggieee5086 13-15, F 7 Responses Mar 24

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    I went out to meet my sister and 15yr old nephew for black violin this weekend. I thought they would be happy to see me and we would talk and laugh. I got to the bar first and...
    sara50 sara50 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    My parents aren't happy for me when I get trophies in sports and they don't support me. So I stopped trying looking for attention . It didn't work and now my life is ruined
    adamsoweird adamsoweird 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    So I want to move in with my dad but my mom says I need valid arguments. Any ideas? (Other then the fact that I WANT to live with my dad) I am a 13 year old girl.
    anonymous552 anonymous552 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    At this point I think this is impossible
    cbrXX cbrXX 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    My cousin is ten years old and he is suck a baby he always crys like a little girl I just what to slap him and call him a little b???? He thinks he a tuff guy he says a man never...
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F Apr 4

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    I do not love all of my siblings.
    TellySR TellySR 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Mom- (To brother) go get Kitty she needs to work Brother- she needs to take a dump Mom- No she doesn't go get her Brother- (yells across house) Kitty!! Me- (yells across house...
    Firechiic Firechiic 16-17, F Apr 10

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    I just came out at Bigender. Ever since I was a little kid I remember feeling like two different people in one body. I felt like I had my twin stuck inside me and he wanted to get...
    NecromaniacKat NecromaniacKat 18-21 Apr 2

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    I have an older sister who doesn't like me. She never liked me. Since I was born she has hated me. When I was in kindergarten and my mom,dad,and sister was living with my aunt my...
    mishylovesu mishylovesu 13-15, F Mar 20

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    so im different everywhere and I just noticed it. I have an really ugly aggressive jealous side, lol and I tend to hate every thing not going to detail but yea. but it was only my...
    mizzcola17 mizzcola17 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I know I will never be perfect, nor do I want to be perfect. I feel that if you have the 'perfect' life it would get boring, everything coming to you at the time you want it, life...
    ayeitskenzie101 ayeitskenzie101 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    I have OCD, not extremely bad.. But I have many annoying habits that I HAVE to go through during the day. I have to have the perfect amount of cereal on my spoon before I can eat...
    alyssaO alyssaO 13-15, F Apr 2

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